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Former assistant hopes to deliver legacy

Traveling door to door with pizza boxes in tow, Dan Leibovitz is attempting to strike a chord with the Hartford student body.He’s also attempting to win some games. In his first year coaching the Hawks, Leibovitz offers students food, T-shirts and hope that a winning tradition is on its way for a mid-major program that has little NCAA Tournament prestige.…

Owls take down A-10-leading UMass

The play of Dionte Christmas sometimes speaks louder than his words. But not louder than those coming from the mouth of Massachusetts guard James Life. “He was just saying, ‘You score a lot of points but you don’t win,'” Christmas said of their first-half verbal exchange.…

Home sweet home for Owls

The talking heads who cover the Atlantic Ten Conference picked the Owls to finish ninth in a preseason poll. With a new coach, one returning starter and the loss of Mardy Collins to the NBA, expectations were not high.…

Duo rising above the competition

Dionte Christmas entered his sophomore season an enigma to opposing teams.Sure, opponents knew the guard owned the tools necessary to become a great shooter. But his .281 shooting percentage from his freshman year signaled Christmas had yet to put everything together.…

Renewing a Rivalry

In his cozy office overlooking North Broad Street, John Baum is tireless. As the color commentator for the Owls’ radio broadcast team, Baum readies himself for games by reading and re-reading all he can find on the opposition.…

Win could jump-start Owls

Though its season thus far has not been as “Frantastic” as planned, the men’s basketball team has a chance to put a smile on its coach’s face at the Palestra Wednesday, as they take on his former team, the Quakers of Penn.…

Dunphy ‘embraces’ return to Penn

Fran Dunphy perhaps never enjoyed a loss this much. Temple’s first-year coach finally caved to the hype surrounding his return to Penn Wednesday, a day after a reporter advised him to enjoy the experience.…